We wanted something entirely new that changes your expectations for a coffee shop just as we hope to change your expectations for coffee. We worked closely with Amanda Loper of David Baker Architects and Ian Dunn of Open Scope Studios to design our space. The Scandinavian inspired design is a meaningful and restrained aesthetic serving an experience of openness and connection. The soaring ceilings and windows flood the space with light. Warm oak forms a canvas to contrast the clean uncluttered bright bar as the focal point of connection between barista and guest.
We were once told that "walking into Saint Frank is like taking a hit of an antidepressant". Our work is deeper and more meaningful than delivering caffeine to the San Francisco masses. It can be so much more, but that kind of work isn't accidental, and consequently, neither is our design.
At Saint Frank we’ve moved all the machines off the counter, and then lowered the counter to open the space. The jewel of our bar may even escape your notice, and that’s precisely the point. We teamed up with John Ermacoff for the debut of his new custom espresso machine that takes the box on the counter and places it underneath. The minimalist design works with our aesthetic both in form and function. The machine utilizes volumetric dosing with precise temperature and pressure control to deliver consistent and delicious espresso with the opportunity for greater connectivity and service.
We are proud to set our roots in beautiful and historic Russian Hill. San Francisco is a global leader in progressive coffee, but that energy has tended to cluster in just a couple neighborhoods. We love bringing that energy and experience to the north side of San Francisco on upper Polk Street. We've fallen in love with our neighborhood here and wouldn't want to have started anywhere else.
2340 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
We are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m Monday through Saturday
and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m on Sunday